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Re: Page Checksums

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Page Checksums
Date: 2011-12-19 14:34:51
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On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 9:14 AM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> * Aidan Van Dyk (aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca) wrote:
>> But the scary part is you don't know how long *ago* the crash was.
>> Because a hint-bit-only change w/ a torn-page is a "non event" in
>> PostgreSQL *DESIGN*, on crash recovery, it doesn't do anything to try
>> and "scrub" every page in the database.
> Fair enough, but, could we distinguish these two cases?  In other words,
> would it be possible to detect if a page was torn due to a 'traditional'
> crash and not complain in that case, but complain if there's a CRC
> failure and it *doesn't* look like a torn page?


Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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